On Monday, Sisodia will meet with a representative from the Delhi wholesale market

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NEW DELHI: According to sources, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will meet with representatives of wholesale market groups from across the city on Monday to seek ideas and suggestions on how to organise the Delhi Wholesale Shopping Festival to increase job possibilities. Representatives from around 20 wholesale markets in the nation’s capital are anticipated to attend.

In its “Rozgar Budget,” the Delhi government proposed a Delhi Shopping Festival and a Delhi Wholesale Shopping Festival to create job prospects. The Delhi Shopping Festival and the Wholesale Shopping Festival are expected to cost a total of Rs 250 crore, according to the budget.

The meeting will be chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Secretariat. “The government will engage in a dialogue with traders to hear about their proposals and analyse the feasibility of picking suitable locations to conduct the wholesale shopping festival,” said CTI Chairman Brijesh Goyal. Representatives from Kashmiri Gate, Sadar Bazar, Naya Bazar, Karol Bagh, Chawri Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli, and Gandhi Nagar would attend the conference, he said. During the meeting, the traders will also advise the government about any issues they are facing in their local markets, he added.

Shopping, entertainment, and food will be promoted, and customers will receive discounts, during these retail and wholesale shopping festivals, which will be staged in collaboration with shopkeepers, traders, and market groups for four to six weeks.

Sisodia emphasised the project’s importance in his March budget speech, citing the example of a wholesale shopping festival in China and its impact.